Divorce and Separation

Our lawyers specialising in divorce and separation are on hand to assist you reach agreement when dealing with finances in the case of a break up. As well as deciding who is going to live where and dealing with the practicalities that come with the end of a relationship, many legal issues may also need attention. If you are going through a break-up, why not make an appointment with one of our team of Family Lawyers?

Feelings can run high during a relationship breakdown but that does not mean the process of moving forwards with your life needs to be filled with conflict and doubt. We know that this can be a difficult time and offer a free 30 minute consultation so you can get to know us and we can advise you on the best way forward for you and the family in the process of a divorce or separation.

Divorce

As well as deciding who is going to live where and dealing with the practicalities that come with the end of a relationship, many legal issues may also need attention in the case of divorce. We appreciate everyone is an individual and has different needs.

We pride ourselves in offering a variety of approaches to suit you in resolving issues and to help you move on. We will explain the procedure to bring the marriage or civil partnership to an end in a dignified way and offer fixed fee arrangements.

Finances

When a relationship breaks down, finances are often a source of major conflict. We offer practical, pragmatic and sensible advice regarding a range of financial issues.

Whether separating or divorcing, we will advise you as to fair, achievable outcomes concerning the future of the family home; splitting the capital assets; payment of maintenance and pension provision.

If you are worried actions are being taken to prejudice your claims we can advise you on how best to protect your position. This may involve urgent steps to prevent disposal of assets including court proceedings to freeze assets.

No two cases are alike. We offer specialist advice on a wide range of financial issues involving:

High value assets
Family businesses and partnerships
Farming cases
Family trusts
Offshore and foreign assets
Military personnel
Pensions including armed forces pensions
Interim maintenance
Financial provision for children

Separation Agreements

If you do not wish to start divorce proceedings immediately but are keen to reach an agreement in relation to the finances it is advisable to enter into a Separation Agreement. Whilst not legally binding an Agreement identifies your intentions and can be highly persuasive if there is any later dispute over financial claims.

We can draw on the expertise from within the firm providing you with sound advice on related issues such as tax planning, wills and trusts, property and business matters.

Make the most of a free 30 minutes consultation with an experienced member of our team in Winchester, Poole, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester and London ( by appointment only).

Meet the team

Andrew Mercer

Partner
Salisbury

Grant Cameron

Partner
Southampton

Emma Wilders-Pratt

Partner
Winchester

Juliet Mayhew

Partner
Winchester

Kimberley Davies

Senior Associate
Poole

Amy Trench

Associate
Southampton

Dawn Gore

Paralegal
Salisbury

Eloise Down

Chartered Legal Executive
Poole

Emilie Holland

Solicitor
Winchester